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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Ask Not

    2008. USA. Johnny Symons. 73 min.

  • No Dumb Questions

    2001. USA. Melissa Regan. 24 min.

Introduction and discussion with Regan and Symons

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Ask Not

    2008. USA. Directed by Johnny Symons. The film exposes the tangled political battles that led to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, and examines the societal shifts that have occurred since its passage in 1993. Current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how the policy affected them during their tour of duty, as they struggled to maintain a double life, uncertain of who they could trust. The film also explores how gay veterans and youth organizers turned to forms of personal activism to overturn the policy. Due in part to the efforts portrayed in the film, the law was recently repealed, and the filmmaker was invited by the White House to the presidential signing ceremony. 73 min.

  • No Dumb Questions

    2001. USA. Directed by Melissa Regan. Three sisters, ages 6, 9, and 11, struggle to understand why and how their Uncle Bill is becoming a woman. They love their Uncle Bill, but aren’t quite sure how they will feel when he becomes their new Aunt Barbara. With just weeks until Barbara's first visit, the sisters navigate the complex territories of anatomy, sexuality, personality, gender, and fashion, with funny, touching, and distinctly different reactions. An award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, No Dumb Questions has been featured on Oprah and PBS. New Day Films. 24 min.